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This article points out that there is no one official definition for the Arctic. Then the author identifies definitions ranging from geography to climate to culture and more. Maps and other visuals illustrate the definitions. The author suggests that defining the Arctic can be an example for K-Grade 5 students of the nature and challenges of classification systems. The article appears in the free, online magazine Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears.

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    • Grade 1
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    • Grade 5
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    • Grade 12

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    Grade 2,Early Elementary,climate,Grade 1,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-989,Upper Elementary,Grade 3,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120106134102442T,Grade 4,Grade 5,classification systems,Social Sciences,NSDL,maps,Kindergarten,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience,human populations,Geography

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    English

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